Subject: Political Science / Political Process / Political Parties

Subject: Political Science / Political Process / Political Parties

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The New Deal and the Last Hurrah

|9780822984214|Pittsburgh Machine Politics|In studying the effect of New Deal on urban political machines, Bruce M. Stave challenges the traditional view of declining bossism in America from the 1930s through the 1950s. Using Pittsburgh as his case study, he demonstrates how political power was transferred from a once-invincible Republican machine to the Democratic Party led by David L. Lawrence. Stave traces the consolidation of patronage control and grassroots voting support with a special emphasis on the interplay between politics and federal work relief during the depression decade.| Bruce M. Stave|| Political Science / General Political Science / Political Process / Political…

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Party Organizations in American Politics

|9780822954231|Contradicting the conventional political wisdom of the 1970s, which said state political parties were dormant and verging upon extinction, this book reveals that state party organizations actually grew stronger in the 1960s and 1970s.Reprinted with a new preface that covers changes in the 1980s in electoral politics, Party Organizations in American Politics encourages a reappraisal of scholarly treatment of party organization in political science.| Cornelius C. Cotter James L. Gibson John F. Bibby Robert J. Huckshorn|| Political Science / General Political Science / Political Process / Political Parties

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To Vote or Not to Vote

|9780822957348|The Merits and Limits of Rational Choice Theory| What makes people decide to vote? In addressing this simple question, André Blais examines the factors that increase or decrease turnout at the aggregate, cross-national level and considers what affects people’s decision to vote or to abstain. In doing so, Blais assesses the merits and limitations of the rational choice model in explaining voter behavior. The past few decades have witnessed a rise in the popularity of the rational choice model in accounting for voter turnout, and more recently a groundswell of outspoken opposition to rational choice theory. Blais tackles this controversial…

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